Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Good day, Sunshine" The Beatles

I woke up this morning to a fax with the results of the flow cytometry studies and immunophenotyping of my blood test from Monday.

The fact of the fax was in itself good news. Doctors, especially oncologists, don't tend to deliver bad news by fax.  A careful reading confirmed my hopeful suspicions. 


Because my lymphocyte count is low and only 1% on those are B cells (CLL is a B cell leukemia), there were not many B cells to check out. Nevertheless, those B cells that were examined were polyclonal or normal.  No clonal populations were found.

So as of day 132 post transplant, all is well in my blood stream. No cancer hiding out.

Engraftment studies may be in my hands later this week or next week.

I am most happy.

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Blogger Mikha'el said...

Congratulations and celebrate the hardwork you have done!

November 12, 2008 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Judy Cleri said...

Dr.K, exciting. For whatever reason I didn't get this update when it was posted. Just sw it this morning.....but no matter what, this is exciting news for all of us.

You'll be back to 100% before you know it. We are all looking forward to the day you return.



November 17, 2008 at 8:03 AM  

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